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Carl Brown

Advisor Kalamazoo, Michigan Area, US

Entreprenuer, Marketing Consultant, Motorcyclist. Founder at Roguebotic, co-founder of the StartupZoo

Entreprenuer, Marketing Consultant, Motorcyclist. Founder at Roguebotic, co-founder of the StartupZoo

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Xcheapskate
Paragons Promotion
Clarus

Side Projects

Tweetup Kalamazoo
StartupZoo

Positions

Principal Roguebotic June 2008 - present
Consultant Clarus Products International July 2009 - March 2010
VP of Marketing Yerasoft, llc January 2006 - June 2008
VP of Marketing Glasstree, Inc October 2002 - January 2006
Account Executive CEO Design Inc October 2001 - November 2002
Account Executive Cutting Edge Technologies, Inc January 1999 - March 2000
Account Executive MPower Media 2000 - 2000

Education

Oral Roberts University Commercial and Advertising Art 1998 - 1999
Brunswick School 1989 - 1998

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  • • Project management
  • • Growth hacking

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Jason Meddaugh
They're my advisor: other  •  Freelance writer for AccessWorld, American Foundation for the Blind and President/CEO, A T Guys.
Carl is great at helping you see the big picture and exploring varied and unique marketing and branding strategies. He understands what does ... and doesn't work and can back up his knowledge with plenty of real-world examples and experience. Not afraid to tell it like it is and help you pivot if necessary.
Sandra Cochrane
They're my friends  •  Adjunct Professor, Western Michigan University and Board Member, National Business Incubation Association. Michigan State grad.
Carl is a big picture guy who thrives on innovation and building community. He understands how to inspire people to coalesce around an idea ... and is a natural leader.
Katy LaFleur
They're my mentor  •  Digital Marketing Coordinator, Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and Startup Weekend Social Media Coordinator, Startup Zoo.
Carl is incredibly knowledgeable and generous in helping others succeed. He is constantly aware of latest tech capabilities and trends. He ... advises me on the details of my current marketing campaigns, while evaluating my long-term strategy towards my business goals. I am very lucky to have Carl's mentorship.
Daniel Jefferies
They're my friends  •  Founder, Newmind Group, Inc.. Previously Software Engineer, Industrial Systems Design, LLC.
Carl is great at connecting with people and bringing them together with others in his network to provide mutual benefit. He is also a great ... conversationalist and a lot of fun to be around.
Benshiro Akehi
We worked together  •  Sales/Marketing, Sterling Jewelers and Account Manager, Rogouebotic. Purdue grad.
Carl is without a doubt the most intelligent human being I have come to know. From morning till evening he is constantly on... And by that ... I mean his phone is either always dying or dead; connected to the community and what is going on in it. Always up on the media, whether it be social or not, he is your go-to-guy for anything related to marketing. His time put in to the community speaks for itself, already having helped plenty of startups begin their path to greatness. He is THE Advisor.
Maria Suszynski, CTA
They're my advisor:  •  Executive Director, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. Previously Director of Participating Arts, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo.
Carl Brown is an advisor of the highest quality. He not only has the extensive knowledge needed to execute his work with great success, he h ... as an infectious passion and verve that makes partnering with him an absolute pleasure. I regularly employ his expert advice, and his leadership on my organization's Board of Directors is exemplary. I am a fervent supporter of Carl's work and give my full recommendation.
Bill Playford
We worked together  •  Vice President and Partner at DealerKnows Consulting, Strategic Advisor at the Startup Zoo, and Co-Event Organizer at TEDxKalamazoo.
Carl is my go-to person when I need a different perspective. He's extremely analytical, and a pragmatic problem solver. His keen wit, and ma ... gnetic personality, always bring decision makers to the table.
Daniel J. May
They're my advisor: Xcheapskate  •  Co-founder & CEO, Xcheapskate. Previously Aseptic Operator Contractor, Pfizer.
Carl is very experienced in advertising models and strategies for customer acquisitions. He has helped me a lot on my project and connecting ... me with the right individuals to help me along the way.

Bill Playford
We worked together  •  Vice President and Partner at DealerKnows Consulting, Strategic Advisor at the Startup Zoo, and Co-Event Organizer at TEDxKalamazoo.
Bill knows how to hustle, how to network, and how to do both data modeling and analytics as well as sales and customer relations.

Jason Meddaugh
Freelance writer for AccessWorld, American Foundation for the Blind and President/CEO, A T Guys.
Jason is one of the most resourceful entrepreneurs I have ever met. His consistent level of hustle to identify products for his customer bas ... e and provide real unique value via his podcast sets him apart as a leader in niche e-commerce. His application of product strategy and community engagement is second to none.

Daniel Jefferies
Founder, Newmind Group, Inc.. Previously Software Engineer, Industrial Systems Design, LLC.
Daniel distills decades of business leadership experience into very concise nuggets of truth that seem very simple. Any startup founder woul ... d be lucky to call this serial entrepreneur a mentor.

Gary Stock
Entrepreneur in Residence, Startup Zoo; CEO and Technical Compass, Nexcerpt.
Gary is a beacon of hope in the midwest. A guy who has been through it. His pedigreed background in government and fortune 500 IT management ... experiences, his successful growth and sale of a web company in the late 90's and his sustained management of a web news monitoring company for the last decade +. Gary brings the triple threat of organizational leadership, Individual leadership and a very strong technical background. His understanding of both people and systems makes him incredibly valuable at seeing the actual problem not just it's symptoms Any startup that can get on his agenda should value the time highly.